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Top Most Difficult SAT Words 2

List of vocabulary words for my Honors English Class. 25 words out of 250.
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Cogent
(adj.) intellectually convincing
Concomitant
(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion
Conflagration
(n.) great fire
Contrite
(adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven
Conundrum
(n.) puzzle, problem
Credulity
(n.) readiness to believe
Cupidity
(n.) greed, strong desire
Cursory
(adj.) brief to the point of being superficial
Decry
(v.) to criticize openly
Defile
(v.) to make unclean, impure
Deletorious
(adj.) harmful
Demure
(adj.) quiet, modest, reserved
Deprecate
(v.) to belittle, depreciate
Deride
(v.) to laught at mockingly, scorn
Desecrate
(v.) to violate the sacredness of a thing or place
Desiccated
(adj.) dried up, dehydrated
Diaphanous
(adj.) light, airy, transparent
Diffident
(adj.) shy, quiet, modest
Discursive
(adj.) rambling, lacking order
Dissemble
(v.) to conceal, fake
Dither
(v.) to be indecisive
Ebullient
(adj.) extremly lively, enthusiastic
Effrontery
(n.) impudence, nerve, insolence
Effulgent
(adj.) radiant, splendorous
Egregious
(adj.) extremely bad